Mitch Dyck is following in his father’s footsteps.
The Winkler Flyers don’t need to look far to find talent.
The Orange and Black have signed another defenseman for the 2018-2019 season, inking Pilot Mound, MB native Carson McConnell (00). The 6’1”, 185lbs blueliner played last season with the Pilot Mound Hockey Academy Buffaloes. In 61 games played last season, McConnell accounted for 47 points (5 Goals – 42 Assists) and 62 penalty minutes.
The Carman Beavers celebrated their season and presented awards to their players, while saying goodbye to some long time executive members at Scotswood Links.
Morden Collegiate athletes were honoured for a strong year at the school’s athletic awards June 15. Athletes of the Year were named with Erick Buchsmann and Makenzie McCallum winning the honour. Awards were also presented to athletic letter award winners, and students who won coaches’ awards, and MVP awards.
The adage ‘sport doesn’t build character, it reveals it’ does not apply to South Central Youth Soccer (SCYS).
The Winkler Flyers will open up the 2018-2019 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Regular Season at home against the Neepawa Natives on Friday, September 21st. The Flyers and the MJHL announced their regular season schedule this week as the Orange and Black prepare for their 39th year in the league.
The Northlands Parkway Collegiate Nighthawks showcase athletes with many talents.
Teams and individuals throughout southern Manitoba picked up some of the top prizes at the 2018 Milk Provincial High School Track and Field Championships. Second place finishes were claimed by two student athletes, both in junior varsity high jump. Elm Creek’s Jaylyn Deurbrouck and Alex Allan of St. Claude both took the silver.
With first place on the line, every mistake is magnified.
The Winkler Whips’ bats were hot from the start against Clearwater Tuesday, especially that of Travis Friesen.
Paige McDonald lost her hearing two years ago, but the star athlete hasn’t let that stop her from conquering the volleyball world, joining the Canadian Deaf Olympic Team and winning the gold medal at the European Regional Tournament in France last month.
The Portage Saints were denied their fourth consecutive high school fastpitch championship in Winkler June 2, falling 12-8 to the Stonewall Rams who won the province’s top prize for the first time since 2011. The Rams swept their way through the championship, beating Goose Lake and Nellie McClung in round robin play.
A Carman Collegiate grade 12 student has been awarded a leadership scholarship for achievement in both sport and school.
The 22nd annual Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame banquet was held June 2, honouring the province’s best players, teams, umpires and others involved in the sport.
Martin Russo has won third place at the 2018 Canadian Nationals in Judo. The Winkler native, who now lives in Winnipeg while attending the University of Manitoba, took the bronze in the U21 - 90kg class. It’s not his first time on the national stage.
Graduating Goaltender Troy Martyniuk has capped off a very impressive Junior Hockey career with a commitment to the Carleton University Ravens for the 2018-2019 season. The Winnipeg native was the backbone of the Winkler Flyers this past season and his strong play did not go unnoticed, highlighted by a number of team and league awards.
Veteran Flyers’ forward Coltyn Bates has found a new home for next season as the graduating centre has accepted a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The pride of Brandon, Manitoba saw his point totals increase significantly from one year to the next during his three years in Winkler.
A local hockey player has won the Esso Cup 2017 Legacy Scholarship.